Many of you have asked us about resources and conferences to help you build out and promote the websites you use to drive traffic to eBay. There are actually a number of conferences coming up this month and we wanted provide a quick overview of what’s on tap for the month of May. Streaming Media East is one of the best opportunities around for everyone from seasoned broadcast professionals to viral video entrepreneurs to learn from each other and showcase the latest technologies and trends in streaming media. Now in its 12th year, the event is being held at the New York Hilton on May 12th & 13th. The exhibit hall passes are free, while a platinum pass is $1295, with some mid range options available as well. The Content Delivery Summit is taking place on May 11th as a special satellite event, as well as other pre conference workshops. From the big guys to the up and comers, this year’s event will feature almost 100 speakers, take a look at the full list here
The Internet Marketing Conference San Francisco is taking place Tuesday May 12th at the UCSF Mission Bay conference center. This one day event is $299 and includes a variety of panels and sessions centered around topics like social and behavioral advertising. They have quite a line up of speakers from companies like Yahoo, LinkedIn & Classmates, take a look at the conference schedule here.
Over in Australia the Web Forward conference, part of CeBIT Australia, is taking place on May 13th and 14th at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Center in Darling Harbour. Day one of Web Forward Sydney focuses on eMarketing & search along with web & mobile platforms and applications. The second day of the conference focuses on social networking and geo targeting trends and developments. For the full scoop, check out this link.
SMX London is taking place on the 18th and 19th of May at the New Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden and is hosted this year by Chris Sherman, the executive editor of Search Engine Land. SMX London is two days of search marketing discussion, education and networking with some of the brightest minds in search. For more details on speakers and sessions, take a look at the agendas for day one and day two of SMX London.
The eBay and Pay Pal developer conference is just over a month away and we wanted to remind everyone that pricing for this event will increase by $50 after May 31st, so it pays to register early. Learn API integration tips and tricks first hand from the pros and eBay's in house development teams. The DevCon schedule has been updated recently, take a look at the full agenda and list of speakers here. We'll have more updates on this event in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing everyone in San Jose from June 16th - 18th.